Coffee Shop Reviews: The Best Tastes in Canada

If you’re headed to Canada, you’re going to need to know where While the hotel you’re staying in might have a free coffee station, why not try a little of the local flavor?

When you’re in British Columbia, you will want to head to Kelowna for Brewbakers Coffee Co. This quaint coffee shop offers views of the Lake Okanagan as well as Seattle’s Best Coffee menu items. The coffee house has internet access and a good menu of food to eat.

Coffee Shop Reviews: The Best Tastes in Canada
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227 Bernard Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 6N2
Tel: 250 979-0222- Fax: 250 868-0119

You might also want to go over to Courtenay for Joe Reads Internet Cafe and Bookstore. This funky little cafe serves up fresh coffee in addition to allowing customers to peruse a secondhand bookstore. Go over to their website at www.joereads.com for all the information you need.

5-2760 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, BC Canada
Tel: 334-9723

When you’re in the Merritt area, you will want to head to Mandolin’s Coffee and Bagel House. It’s a hip and happening place that also has Seattle’s Best Coffee and yummy baked goods. True to their name, the bagel melts are the perfect accompaniment to their mild coffee beverages.

114-1700 Garcia Street Railyard Mall, Merritt, BC V1K 1H8
Tel: 250-315-0007

In Vancouver, you might want to stop by Kitsilano’s Cyber-Cafe. Like many other Canadian coffee houses, they have Seattle’s Best and also feature internet access for late night study sessions or just web surfing. Near to the university, this coffee house offers a thriving younger crowd that’s always inspiring.

3514 W 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6R1N8
Tel: 604 737-0595 – Fax: 604 733-7612

If you head to northern Vancouver, you will find Citroen Coffee House. This shop offers the full experience of coffee, food, as well as fresh music. The environment of this coffee house makes it a favorite among locals as well as tourists, so be sure to arrive early in the evening.

208 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC V7M 2G1
Tel: 604 904-0617
Url: www.citroencoffeehouse.ca

Of course, there’s always the Elysian Room to satisfy any desire. Their organic beans are roasted twice weekly in order to get them just right and the independently run shop is bursting with energy and a great menu selection. The hours are later for those that light to mellow out in the evening.

1778 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6J1P2
Tel: 604-734-1778
Url: www.elysianroom.com